F-18 FDG PET/CT Imaging of Intraventricular Germinoma

Chih Hsiang B Yu, Patrick J. Peller, Rathan Subramaniam

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Abstract

The role of F-18 fluorine fluorodeoxyglucose (F-18 FDG) positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) in the functional imaging of malignancies is well-known. Intraventricular germinoma is a rare central nervous system tumor. We describe a 25-year-old man with symptoms of diabetes insipidus, orthostatism, and visual changes evaluated by F-18 FDG PET/CT and MRI. There was an intense FDG hypermetabolic mass in the fourth ventricle, which was surgically removed. The pathology confirmed a germinoma. FDG PET/CT was useful in excluding distant metastases in the remainder of the neural axis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)393-394
Number of pages2
JournalClinical Nuclear Medicine
Volume34
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1 2009

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Germinoma
Fluorodeoxyglucose F18
Fourth Ventricle
Central Nervous System Neoplasms
Diabetes Insipidus
Pathology
Neoplasm Metastasis
Positron Emission Tomography Computed Tomography
Neoplasms

Keywords

  • FDG
  • Intraventricular germinoma
  • PETCT

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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F-18 FDG PET/CT Imaging of Intraventricular Germinoma. / Yu, Chih Hsiang B; Peller, Patrick J.; Subramaniam, Rathan.

In: Clinical Nuclear Medicine, Vol. 34, No. 6, 01.06.2009, p. 393-394.

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Yu, Chih Hsiang B ; Peller, Patrick J. ; Subramaniam, Rathan. / F-18 FDG PET/CT Imaging of Intraventricular Germinoma. In: Clinical Nuclear Medicine. 2009 ; Vol. 34, No. 6. pp. 393-394.
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